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Delphine Reist
Colleagues think positively

Reist Cover Paperback

In her most comprehensive presentation to date Delphine Reist produces an image of an economy that has outstripped ideas of progress and has become lost in empty actionism.

€28.00

  • Editor

    Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Pasquart Biel / Bienne

  • Text

    Lea Haller, Damian Jurt, Isabel Zürcher

  • Design

    Huz & Bosshard

  • Language

    German/English/French

  • Details

    Flexcover, 31 x 23,5 cm, 114 pages, numerous ills. in color

  • ISBN

    978-3-903153-00-4

About the product

Delphine Reist’s solo exhibition sheds light on a social model apparently close to collapse. To this end the Geneva artist examines via installations and video the effects of globalisation, rationalisation and automation of our economy. Comparable to a factory consisting of production line, fuel reserves, tool storage, offices or changing rooms, the exhibition recalls a production site strangely withdrawn from reality. An oil barrel rolls undeviatingly through the space. Containers of synthetic foam are made to explode or office chairs revolve on their own axes. Through the transformation of everyday objects into functionless apparatus the artist questions our engineered environment and its self-sustaining momentum without content. Efficiency is translated into irony, functionalism into roguishness. 

In her most comprehensive presentation to date Delphine Reist produces an image of an economy that has outstripped ideas of progress and has become lost in empty actionism.